Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Recipes From Today's Show: Edible Gift Ideas

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TODAY on MHTV: Try making some of your gifts this year--Jennifer Aaronson is here to help me show you some fab gift ideas--everyone will appreciate the personal touch and be equally psyched that they’ll get something delish to eat. Papaya chutney packed in Mason jars looks beautiful and you can spread it on just about anything. Or, if you know someone who likes flavored spirits try a no-cook gift of vodka infused with Meyer lemons. More from the show.

Get the recipes from this episode:

Honey-Gingerbread Cookies

Sweet and Savory Nuts

Spicy Popcorn

Meyer-Lemon Infused Vodka

Papaya Chutney

Comments (8)

  • I just LOVE your no-nonsense recipies and approach to preparing them. Most of what is on television today is worthless, but I find your show to be entertaining, inspiring and delightful!

  • I enjoy your many great recipes especially the vegies your show really helps me in cooking new

  • Thank-you for the kind and encouraging comments.
    Happy holidays. Best, LSQ

  • I love the easy way you show to make the nuts, I have made them in the past and it seems more involved. Great show Lucinda. (BTW I love all your guests!)

  • Dear Lucinda,

    I love your show, especially your no-nonsense approach to presenting your recipes. They are great--made with ingredients I can actually find in the small town in which I live (4000 people) and are geared to busy people who like to cook fresh food.

  • I love Mad Hungry and use many ideas in my own kitchen.

    I watched the "Edible Gifts" episode today and in the first segment (during the making of the gingerbread cookies), I was surprised to see Lucinda dig into the flour container with her measuring cup. Most expert cooks know that this approach compacts the flour and actually adds more to the recipe than is called for.

    The proper way to measure flour is to use a scoop to lightly spoon flour from the main container into the measuring cup to the point of overflowing. Then, you take a butter knife or other straight-edged tool and without applying any undue pressure, gently "chop" (rather than press) into the mound, enabling the flour in the measuring cup to softly settle into place and fill in any air bubbles sitting below the surface. Then, using the rim of the measuring cup as your guide, use the knife to level off the flour with the excess falling back into the main container. This process takes all of 2 extra seconds, but ensures that you have the right measurement.

  • Since when do repeat shows come with repeat comments? Ridiculous. Just allow new comments to be made and lets not fill it with old suggestions and what's so ridiculous, a "happy holiday" comment from Lucinda, from "last year"????? How insulting to viewers who have stuck by this show. Who's in charge???


  • Love your show! Where can I get the same large mouthed flour jar you use?
    Thanks for sharing,

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